Audiobooks from Audible
By Audible, Inc.
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Not enough time for all the books you want to enjoy? Download the app by Audible, an Amazon company, to listen to audiobooks on the go.
Immerse yourself in a great story anytime, anywhere, by downloading from a breathtaking range of 180,000+ titles to your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad—from best sellers to classics, and everything in-between.
Now you can turn on a good book even when you can’t pick one up—on your way to work, at the gym, while folding laundry, or any other time your eyes and hands are busy.
• Transfer books to your device over wi-fi
• Chapter navigation, bookmarking, sleep mode, variable narration speed, button-free mode
• Multitasking for background downloading and listening
• Earn badges and keep track of your listening habits
• NEW! Switch between reading and listening with Whispersync for Voice (compatible Kindle app or device required)
• Connect to Facebook and Twitter to let your friends know what you’re listening to
• Get insider information about author events and more with the Audible Newsfeed
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What's New in Version 2.5.3
We’ve resolved issues experienced by a small portion of our customers who had upgraded to version 2.5. This version includes:
• Fixes for crashes and other anomalies, such as the “low storage” error that prevented downloads.
• Improvements in VoiceOver mode for the volume and position scrubber.
• Seamless playback for multi-part books.
• Additional performance improvements for the iPod and the “Book info” pages.
If you were among those affected by one of these glitches, we thank you again for your patience.
Great app but you have to keep up with your listening
I love this app. I don't use it as often as I should, but that has to do with making time for listening, not just the app. Most of the readers have wonderful storytelling skills and pleasing voices. My first audible book was read by an actor whose voice I personally found grating. I wish I had had the option to hear a different reader. I had to fast forward through that book, which was otherwise fascinating. In the case of classics, there could be extra features, like a literary expert talking about the significance of the work and putting it in some historical or biographical context. Interviews with authors would be great too. If there were some social functionality, I'd love to know who else loved the books I did and what else they're reading. Finally, this may not be for audible, but I'd love an audio summary of headlines from major news sources, like The New York Times, and maybe some full articles read out loud. Maybe this is a different business/model, but I do think there are instances, like when driving, or if one has sight issues, when a service like this would be great. Overall, an enjoyable app as long as you keep up with your listening.
I Use It Every Day
I am surprised to see so many negative reviews. I do not have problems with the app at all. I have been using it for years and I listen to books every day while I am in the car, walking the dog, exercising at the gym, washing dishes, etc. This app makes it convenient for me to read a whole lot more books than if I were just reading them and not listening. I always listen at a faster narration speed because the regular speed is just boring no matter what book it is. I like the badges, but I have had to start over with earning them when I have gotten a new phone. But that just gave me a challenge all over again! In the past, I have had to delete the app and re-download to work out various kinks, but that has not happened in a while. I think the app just keeps getting better and better honestly. For any new audiobook listeners, I would recommend starting with a mystery and listening at a 1.5x narration speed. Mysteries are good ones to start with to help you get used to audiobooks because they keep you intrigued so you won't want to stop listening. Overall a great app for a way to read a lot more books than you would think you have time for.
Audible (To hear): A high school English teacher's review
This will be my third review for an app, so I don't write many. I just wanted to let anyone reading this particular review know that I was a high school English teacher and was adamant about students having real books in their hands so they would not lose the art of actual reading! Now that I'm 55, and I travel from district to district to do other types of work, I find that I can enjoy "reading" a book while driving! That's usually when I listen to Audible and my husband has enjoyed listening to books like The Hunger Game series with me and then watching the movie while saying, "oh, I really think the book was much better because you can actually understand characters feelings so much more!" This is coming from a man whom didn't like to read anything else but sports or main headline news and newspapers. So I thought... this can really help children with disabilities as well as reluctant readers!
I know this was a bit long, but I had to share this because I really love this app. It has helped me tremendously to read over 50 books so far in a shorter amount of time!
Dr. Nori C. Mora
- Category: Books
- Updated: Jun 29, 2015
- Version: 2.5.3
- Size: 72.1 MB
- Languages: English, French, German
- Seller: Audible, Inc.
- © 2015. Audible, Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.